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Theodore Franz Decorte

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 183 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 183 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Theodore Franz AWMM
  • Surname
    Decorte AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tangowahine, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Eliza Cuveele (half-sister), Adinkerke, Belgium AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/116 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Rifleman AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • My grandfather fought from 1915 1-1918 in the New Zealand Rifles. He was Belgian and spoke very little English. I understand his main motivation was not fighting the Germans but to visit his half sister in Belgium. Orphaned at six years of age he didn't have much to keep him in Belgium. He managed to visit his sister in Adinkerke, Belgium twice whilst serving but chose to return to New Zealand in 1919. I'm very pround of his contirubtion. He must have been brave to return and then fight amongst people who spoke another language. Many of his fellow soldiers were probably suspicious of this foreign speaking soldier yet he persevered and served in the NZ Rifles for the duration of the war.
    Public - Sandra - Other Relative - 6 February 2015
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06 February 2015SandraHereford, EnglandOther Relative

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